(b 1989Ireland. Lives and works in London)
Farnaz Gholami is continuously exploring issues around geographical, cultural, and social dislocation. Through her paintings she creates multi-layered picture plains, using different textures and glazes to conceal and reveal part of the narrative scene in each painting.
Gholami has developed a curious, uncertain and solitary gaze, whereby there is usually an absence of human figures in ambiguous landscapes or interiors. The oddly unfamiliar nature of these places creates an uneasy visual balancing act between imagination and reality, abstraction and form, which suggests a different place in-between. A ‘non-place’, which holds the possibility of the acceptance of unknown experience.